Kenthurst Real Estate

Property for Sale in Kenthurst, Sydney


Kenthurst was first known as Little Dural. Charles Gibb garnered support to change the name to Kent Forest around 1886, but the colonial government settled on the name of “Kenthurst”. The name is derived from the English County of Kent and the word ‘hurst’, which means “woody hillock”.

Kenthurst is bounded generally by O’Haras Creek and the locality of Glenorie in the north, the localities of Middle Dural and Dural in the east, the locality of Glenhaven and Dooral Dooral Creek in the south and Cattai Creek, the locality of Annangrove, Blue Gum Creek and Cattai Creek in the west.

Settlement history
Kenthurst was settled in 1823 when the first land grants were made. Initially, land in the area was used for farming and timber-getting. Growth was aided in the late 1800’s by the establishment of many orchards, but the most significant development occurred in post-war years.  The population increased slightly from the early 1990s, as a result of new dwellings being built in the area.

Land use
Kenthurst is a predominantly rural and rural-residential area.

Major features
Major features include Kenthurst Shopping Village, Blue Gum Creek Reserve, Holland Reserve, Kenthurst Park, The Hills Grammar School, Marian College and two other schools.

In 2011, there were 4,880 residents calling Kenthurst their home town.

What makes Kenthurst special?
Kenthurst is a much sought after semi-rural area in NSW, with many 5 acre blocks offering a bush outlook. The increase of the suburb’s popularity can be attributed to the attraction of a lowly populated bush life style, while being only minutes away from leading education providers; including public, private and Christian schools and colleges.  There are also a number of TAFE Colleges and Universities in neighbouring suburbs within easy driving distance.

Being only a short drive to local shops and sporting facilities, while still only a fifteen minute drive to some of NSW’s major shopping centres and restaurants, means that there is plenty of activities close to home for Kenthurst residents.
The public transport network is well serviced by a bus network, allowing local families to easily move around the area.
Bringing up children in a safe environment is just one of the reasons people buy property in Kenthurst. The bush walking tracks, bike tracks and the community facilities such as Scouts, youth groups, swim schools and many sporting activities, backed up by some of the best schools and child care options in the State make living in Kenthurst very appealing.
It is easy to see why local families love this area.


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